Enter, Rejoice, and Come In! - A Visit from Father Hosea Ballou

First name: 
Dan
Last name: 
Teslow
Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Dan Teslow appears as Father Ballou, who is presented as the first Unitarian Universalist voice. in America. Ballou sought to “HAPPIFY” Religion by LOVING the HELL OUT of people. Burning in Hell forever was the image most children took to bed in early 19th century New England. Calvinist Jonathan Edwards preached the anguish of “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”, Punishment by a Cruel Parent.

American Universalism developed in opposition to this harsh view of the Divine. Universalists taught that a loving God would not condemn anyone to eternal punishment. Ballou rejoiced in the Divine as loving, compassionate and supportive of humanity; the Good Parent we all long for.